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Old 08-13-2020, 11:46 PM   #1
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Basement storage door opening angles

So I was at the local shop trying to get some work done as usual and the guy noted that my cabinet door didn't open very far to let me get things out. He asked why it didn't open to 90 degrees?

After looking a little more, it seems all my basement storage bin doors open to different angles. Is everybody's like this? Or is this just more of my luck to purchase a rig built on Friday afternoon before the holidays after a 2 drink lunch break?

To fix it, is it just a matter of repositioning the strut mounting bracket further forward so the door can actually open 90 degrees? Or will that not work and screw something else up?

Thanks for any advice.
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Old 08-13-2020, 11:53 PM   #2
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Do they double as air brakes?

I guess why should installer measure when they can guesstimate?
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Old 08-14-2020, 06:12 AM   #3
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That looks like a case of the builder not taking the time to measure, or make a tool or template to locate the struts. Eyeball it, screw it, and move on. Boss says we need to build these faster.
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Old 08-14-2020, 07:45 AM   #4
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Agree. No issues on our XL. All open to 90 degrees
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Old 08-14-2020, 11:41 AM   #5
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Do they double as air brakes?
LOL, I see that now!
Thanks for the feedback folks. I guess I'll just add relocating door struts on the heap of warranty issues to be addressed.
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Old 08-14-2020, 02:09 PM   #6
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I have a 2020 DX3 with the same problem. All different angles and the battery door doesn't even have a strut. You would think the engineers would have that figured out. Looks like the factory just put struts in at random. Haven't done anything with them YET.
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